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MacGyver Bot In Production From Georgia Tech
Neon Tommy ^ | Oct 13, 2012 | Roger Aguirre

Posted on 10/14/2012 7:25:19 AM PDT by Daffynition

Machines have had a presence in the US Military for quite a while, with bomb disposing robots and sky drones becoming quite abundant in the US Military and to a smaller extent even local law enforcement. But those machines still rely a lot on human intervention that limits the actions they may take.

That is why the US Navy has given a three year $900,000 grant to the Georgia Institute of Technology to work on what many are calling the “MacGyver bot.” The robot may not be able to start a truck with a pen and turkey baster, but the hope is the machine can turn a pipe into a lever.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Science
KEYWORDS: robotics

1 posted on 10/14/2012 7:25:23 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

A young engineer at work the other day, after jury rigging a piece of equipment said he’d MacGyvered it.

I asked him if he know who MacGyver was?

He said no, not at all. It was something his dad used to say.

2 posted on 10/14/2012 7:57:31 AM PDT by DManA
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3 posted on 10/14/2012 11:40:01 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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